Java Backend Engineering


Location Germany (Karlsruhe) or Switzerland (Zurich), other locations (in EU) possible, 80-100%, permanent
  • Closing: 4:22pm, 10th Nov 2022 CET

Job Description

Be authentic, honest and deliver on your promises - the rest will take care of itself.

Our Mission

Skribble aims to simplify the lives of people and create trust in the digital world. Worldwide. Our mission is to contribute a key element that is intuitive in usage and simple to implement: digital signatures. We advise and support organizations in the implementation of digital signatures, so that we all are better off by trusting more, wasting less time, and safeguarding environmental resources.

The Team

Our team is highly motivated, positive and works closely together. We are growing fast, currently expanding with full power throughout Europe. We are nice, fun-loving people and strive to make the world a better place: one signature at a time. This culture led to our transformation from a regional Swiss startup to an international scaleup in just three years – eager to continue the ride with the same energy and joy. 

Your Contribution

We continuously develop our product to provide a great user experience to our customers. As a senior Java backend engineer you contribute by working with focus on our core backend. You are responsible for document and signature handling as well as exposing our API. As a backend engineer you work together with other backend and frontend developers as well as UX designers building the fundamental structures. If the handling of Apache PDFBox is your thing, you can contribute even more. We are using Stripe for invoicing and Keycloak as IAM system. Bringing experience with any of those systems is a big plus. However, if you don’t have any experience yet, you can acquire it on the job. Skribble is built as a micro service architecture on Kubernetes. Knowledge of Kubernetes is therefore a plus.

Your Background

  • At least 4 years of experience in backend development with Java – ideally on Spring Boot.

  • You are a team player and work well with creative UX designers, frontend and other backend developers

  • Knowledge of any of the following is a plus: PDF standard and/or Apache PDFBox, Cryptography, Stripe, Keycloak, Kubernetes, Prometheus/Grafana, Python, HashiCorp Vault, MongoDB

Our Offering

  • Working in an experienced international remote team of skilled engineers on a great product and the ability to influence the product

  • A job with a purpose: save human and environmental resources by enabling electronic signatures #worksmarter

  • Company culture of collaboration, transparency and self-responsibility

  • Shared office with other inspiring startups and fun team events twice a year

  • Flexibility in the organisation of your working time, place of work and your devices and hardware (OS X, Linux, Win)

Application process

Our application process consists of questions that are evaluated anonymously and randomized by several people independently from each other because we are interested in your skills and experience and do not want to be influenced by factors that are irrelevant to the selection process. CVs are not very informative about people's actual skills. That's why we only look at them in a second step and give them less weight. The written application via the online platform (Applied) is followed by a short telephone interview and two rounds of interviews online and on site with members of the divisional management, the executive board and the board of directors.

In order to ensure anonymity, we ask you to formulate your answers in a way that no conclusions can be drawn about your person. Thank you very much! We look forward to receiving your application.

Skribble explicitly welcomes applications from all genders, people with and without migration experience, and people with and without disabilities.

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We only accept direct applications.

Apply now!

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 10th Nov 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 10th Nov 2022